We help individuals and businesses in the Harrogate District to find volunteering opportunities. We also provide advice and support to groups which involve volunteers.
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We are delighted to announce that our charity has recently received the Duke of York Award. The Duke of York's Community Initiative recognises excellence and is presented annually to charities throughout Yorkshire and Humberside which are making a real difference to the communities they serve.
Nominations Now Open for the Volunteering Oscars 2016
Do you know someone who does a lot for the local community? It could be a friend, family member, a volunteer you work with or even a local business. Why not show your appreciation by nominating them for a Volunteering Oscar.
Shortlisted nominees will be invited to our annual Volunteering Oscars Awards Ceremony at the Old Swan Hotel on 28th October 2016. The event begins with a champagne reception followed by a ceremony which celebrates volunteers from around the district and the Oscar winners.
There are 16 different categories to nominate in:
Young Volunteer of the Year - for any volunteer under 25 years of age.
Care Volunteer of the Year - for any volunteer who has worked with and contributed towards a care based activity.
Community Volunteer of the Year - for any volunteer who has worked with and contributed towards a community based activity.
Environment Volunteer of the Year - for any volunteer who has worked with and contributed towards an environmentally based activity.
Sports Volunteer - for any volunteer who has worked with and contributed towards a sports based activity.
Wildlife Volunteer - for any volunteer or group who has worked with and contributed towards local wildlife.
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One Award will be given to any volunteer who has gone the extra mile in each of the four locations.
Harrogate - sponsored by Harrogate Advertiser
Knaresborough - sponsored by Knaresborough Post
Ripon & Boroughbridge - sponsored by Ripon Gazette & Boroughbridge Herald
Nidderdale - sponsored by Nidderdale Herald.
New Volunteer of the Year - for any person who has started volunteering within the last 12 months.
Trustee of the Year - for the Trustee who demonstrates exceptionally sound decision making, and has provided ongoing support which allowed the charity to most effectively achieve its objectives within the last year.
Organisation of the Year - for an organisation which has demonstrated best practice in Volunteer Management.
Corporate Engagement Award - for any business or team who have taken part in a volunteering initiative over the past 12 months.
Volunteer of the Year - for the volunteer who has given an extraordinary contribution to an organisation, its service users and fellow volunteers. This volunteer has gone those extra few miles.
Lifetime Volunteer - for the volunteer who has given an extraordinary contribution to the organisation, its service users and fellow volunteers over a significant length of time. Unlike the other Awards, this recognises the contribution across a number of years rather than just the last 12 months.